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About Saint Vincent College

Established in 1846, Saint Vincent College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its campus is located in Laurel Highlands PA spread across over 200 acres. A coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts and sciences college, Saint Vincent College is a renowned institute in the US Education System sponsored by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey.

The College is ranked among the top 5% colleges and universities with the prestige of being the nation’s top liberal art colleges. With a spiritual dimension in its curriculum, it offers around 50 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate and professional programs to around 1800 students enrolled of which 1560 are undergraduate students and 180 graduates.

It has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Over 2028 applications for admissions at Saint Vincent College were received in the last academic year and offers of placements were sent at an acceptance rate of 62%.


University Type Catholic
Campus Setting Urban
Student Retention Rate 81%
Work-study program No
Mode of Program Full-time; online
Campus housing facility Available (compulsory for first year students)
Annual Cost of Attendance 49,351 USD

Saint Vincent College Cost of Attendance

An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US at Saint Vincent College per year is given below:

Expenses Cost (In USD)
Four Year Undergraduate Degree
Tuition and Fees (12-19 Credits) 35,077 Per Year
Room and Board (15 Meal Plan) 11,274 Per Year
Books 980 Per Year
Insurance  500 Per Year
Miscellaneous 85 Per Year
Total 49,351 Per Year
Graduates (Differ Course Wise)
Education Tuition  640 Per Credit
Business Tuition 662 Per Credit 
Health Science Tuition  787 Per Credit
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Tuition 994 Per Credit
Health Services Fee 56 Per Semester
Technology Fee 84 Per Semester


Career Development Center at Saint Vincent College helps students and alumni with full-time and part-time jobs and internships opportunities. It also helps students with Career Exploration, Resumes, Cover Letter, Mock Interviews, etc. Handshake is the official online job portal.

In the class of 2018, there was an overall success rate of 99% out of which 64 % were employed; 35 % enrolled in Graduate Professional Schools and 1 % seeking employment. Some of the recent employers were KPMG, Johns Hopkins, PNC Bank, PPG Industries, Westinghouse, U.S. Steel, Kennametal, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Eli Lilly, Apple Inc., Bayer, Booz Allen Hamilton, etc.

Graduates are enrolled to continue education at Columbia University, Drexel University, Virginia Tech, Duke University, Tufts University, University of Kentucky, George Mason University, Ohio State University, etc. As per the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, graduates from the college earn an average salary of 47,600 USD that is far above the national median salary of 34,100 USD.

Programs, Campus and Accommodation


  • Saint Vincent College has a 200 acres campus in Latrobe of PA, 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
  • There are more than 50 clubs and Student organizations. Student government, athletics, theater, concerts, and special events provide amazing opportunities to engage in.
  • The clubs are related to academic, performance, service, special interests, and sports. Anime Club, Reading Club, Respect Life Club, etc are some special interest-based clubs. Studio SVC, Radio, and Dance Club are clubs that cater to creative needs of students.
  • Robert S. Carey Student Center has a fitness center, swimming pool, lounge, book center, coffee shop, gym, etc.
  • Most of the students at Saint Vincent College involve themselves in volunteering opportunities through Community Services.
  • The College offers 23 varsity sports and has SVC Men’s Hockey Team, SVC Cheerleading, SVC Equestrian Team, and SVC Rugby Team and Men’s Bowling Team.


  • Saint Vincent College provides on-campus residence to around 1100-1600 students in six residence halls. It is mandatory for first-year students to live on campus while for others it is not a compulsion.
  • First-year students live in Saint Benedict Hall which has 21 pods/neighborhoods each having an accommodation capacity of 16-24 men/women in double rooms.
  • Each room has a bed frame, mattresses, dressers, desk, desk chair, closet, wardrobe, internet connection and cable. There are elevators, central AC, classroom, computer labs, main lobby, etc in the building.
  • Apart from the first-year students, others live in Wimmer Hall- single Rooms; Aurelius Hall- 3 room suites; Rooney Hall – 4 person suites and apartments with four single rooms, two bathrooms, a common area, and a kitchen. All these halls are air-conditioned except Wimmer Hall.


  • Saint Vincent College offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral Degrees. There are around 50 undergraduate majors, 9 graduate degrees and several certificate programs.
  • Saint Vincent offers programs through Alex G. Mckenna School of Business, Economics, and Government; School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education; School of Humanities and Fine Arts; Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing.
  • Masters degrees offered are related to counselor education, criminology, curriculum and instruction, and health sciences.
  • Students have the choice to pursue master’s programs in education, business and criminology online or in person.

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Saint Vincent College, USA located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania founded in the year 1846 is among the top 5% colleges in the world and one of the best liberal arts more than 50-degree programs in the field of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Applied Social Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Law, Medicine, and Management.

In the fall of 2019, the college processed 2,025 applications and selected 68% of the applicants. The college has 1,867 students enrolled in various undergraduate, graduate, certificate and doctoral programs.

Some points to be kept in mind while applying for admission to Saint Vincent College are as follows:

  • Saint Vincent College opens applications for Fall and Spring sessions for graduate applicants.
  • Undergraduate program applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • The primary intake season for the college is fall.
  • Applicants may upload the supporting documents while making the online application
  • However, students applying for UG courses are recommended to complete the application by December 1.
  • Transcripts must be sealed and mailed from the issuing university, within six months of issuance.
  • In the freshmen class, 75% of students were in the top two-fifth students of their high school class.
  • 100% of the entering class received financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants as well as loans.

COVID-19 Admission Updates

  • Given the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives including the education system in India and abroad, Saint Vincent College, USA has decided to bring a few additions to the existing guidelines for studying abroad.
  • On-campus classes are scheduled to start from August 17, 2020.


Application Portal Common Application
Application Fee (non-refundable) 25 USD
Acceptance Rate 68%
Average SAT Scores 1020-1120
Average ACT Scores 20-26
Mode of Payment Master-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic Calendar Semester-based
Intake Seasons Fall/Spring
Work Experience Not required
Financial Aid Scholarships

Saint Vincent College Admission Deadlines

Students are requested to submit their applications before the deadlines for them to be considered for admission. The college has a rolling admission policy for undergraduate students. However, graduate programs have specific deadlines as mentioned below:

Semester Deadline for Regular Admissions Deadline for Enrolment Deposit
Fall Semester July 1 July 15
Spring Semester November 1 November 15

Saint Vincent College International Student Admissions

Saint Vincent College accepts international applicants, given that they have completed secondary education with college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum grade point equivalency, given required official academic records, have served the appropriate deadlines, and got their financial support verified for completion of their admission. The admission process for international and domestic applicants is alike. Nonetheless, international applicants are required to meet some additional requirements.

Application Portal: Online Application

Application Fee: 25 USD

Basic Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for admissions:

  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from high school and any other institution attended
  • Transcripts evaluated by an authorized agency with translations and credential evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A 250-word personal essay describing the reasons why one wishes to seek a college education
  • SAT or ACT scores are not required.
  • GMAT/ GRE scores for graduate programs.
  • Certificate of Finance (must show 64,540 USD in the current account)
  • Bank statement verifying the above-claimed amount is on deposit in a current account
  • Copy of passport

Saint Vincent College Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: Undergraduates: Common Application – or College Application

Graduates: Online application portal –

Application Deadline: Undergraduate: Rolling admission policy; Graduate: Fall semester: July 1, Spring semester: November 1

Basic Admission Requirements:

Undergraduate Applicants

  • Completed application form
  • Official secondary school transcript or academic record (translated into English with a grading scale included)
  • ACT scores [Average SAT Math – 510-620, ERW – 520-620; Average ACT: 20-27]
  • Copy of photo page of passport
  • Supplemental Application Form with Certificate of financial responsibility
  • English Proficiency Test scores [IELTS -6.5, Duo lingo -105]

Graduate Applicants

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts from the previously attended institution with earned bachelor’s degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of 500 words
  • GMAT scores
  • English Proficiency Test scores [TOEFL IBT- 90, PBT- 550, CBT-213 and IELTS – 6.5]
  • Program-specific requirements may differ from program to program.
  • Six Year Graduation rate- 69%
  • Retention Rate – 81%
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA

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